Friday, November 20, 2015

Local Road Construction Update


For more information on all the projects below, and to see them in relation to each other on a map, check out
SRTC's 2015 Spokane Regional Construction Map here. The map is updated as projects wrap up.

WSDOT
Windstorm Update-  As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, all eastern Washington state highways are open except Stevens Pass on US 2.  Up to the minute state highway status info is always available at: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts

EWU Football Congestion- On Saturday, Nov. 21, expect congestion on I-90 between Spokane and Four Lakes plus SR 904 from Four Lakes to Cheney as fans travel to and from the EWU Eagle football game.  Game time is 2:05 p.m. 

WSU Football Congestion- Also on Saturday, Nov. 21, expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game.  Game time is 7:45 p.m. 

Vicinity of Cheney & Four Lakes/Rail Crossing Replacements- On Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20, White Road west of Craig Road will be closed.  Signed detours will be in place. These closures are 24 hours a day and located just north of Cheney.  All SR 904 lanes are open.

SPOKANE CITY
Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland- Concrete work is complete.  Striping will be complete in the springWork on Lincoln and Standard heading north to Magnesium is for sidewalk and driveway installation. This project will complete a bicycle and pedestrian corridor by adding new bike lanes and sidewalks along the entire corridor and improve existing bike lanes.
Francis Avenue, Division to East City Limits- This project calls for installation of Variable Message Signs, Closed Circuit TV systems, fiber optic cables, and other related miscellaneous items. There will be intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Hartson Avenue from Altamont to Fiske- This project to reconstruct the roadway, fill sidewalk gaps, replacing curing and water lines will continue in spring 2016. 

Havana Street from Glenrose to 37th- This project will continue in spring 2016. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and installing bicycle lanes.  

High Drive and Hatch Road- 43rd Avenue from Scott to Garfield Street is closed. This project will construct a storage facility for a Combined Sewage Overflow Basin, with connecting piping, interceptor inlet vault, flush systems, regulator and controls at 43rd Avenue and Garfield Street. 

Monroe/Lincoln Couplet, 4th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Lincoln/Monroe is open to traffic with intermittent lane restrictions for finishing punchlist items. Work on 5th Avenue has been delayed to spring of 2016.

Adams and 2nd Closure- Adams Street will be closed near the intersection of Adams and 2nd from 11/23 to 12/2 for new water taps.

Northwest Boulevard Opening- Paving is complete on Northwest Boulevard and the street will open once the downed tree is removed. The project includes the installation of a Combined Sewage Overflow tank. New water mains will be added at H Street, Glass Avenue and Columbia Circle . Columbia Circle, H Street and Glass Avenue will be repaved and sidewalk repairs will happen in select areas. Many driveways will be replaced to match the new street grade. 

Ray Street from 29th to 17th- Ray street is open. Improvements include the use of preservation treatments that include crack sealing, grind and overlay and pavement rejuvenation techniques. Pedestrian improvements include upgrades to ADA curb ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs.


Riverpark Square Holiday Westbound Lane Closure Schedule- Every Holiday season River Park Square closes one westbound lane and provides flagging to allow vehicles to leave the parking garage just west of Post Street. Here is this weekend's schedule:
  •  Friday, November 20           (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) – Santa’s Arrival

SPOKANE COUNTY
No current projects that impact traffic.

SPOKANE VALLEY
Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project Area- The southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River is closed until Summer 2016 for replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. 
·         Expect reductions at times to one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 5 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
·         Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.
·         The Centennial Trail below the bridge is closed around the clock for the next several weeks.  Signs redirect trail users onto surface streets.

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